WINNEBAGO - Gladys Miller, age 101, of Winnebago, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with the Rev. Michael Roys officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
Gladys was born Oct. 9, 1910, to George and Roea (McCall) Bales, south of Huntley in Verona Township. She was a graduate of the Huntley High School. In September 1933, she and Rollo Miller were married. She cooked at the Huntley School for 2 1/2 years. In 1950, Gladys and Rollo moved from their farm into Huntley where Gladys became postmaster and served in that capacity for 26 years. Later, she moved to Winnebago.
Gladys was a member of the National League of Postmasters and National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago where she served as an Elder and an active member of the Women's Association. She was also a member of the Starlight Rebekah Lodge #11 an the Post Noble Grand Club. Gladys enjoyed cooking and traveling and for many years sponsored a child through the Christian Children's Fund.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Rollo, in 1966; her parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
She is survived by nieces: LaRene (Fairbanks) Anderson of Huntley, Donna Bea (Bales) Bauman of Blue Earth, Mary Ann (Schellenberg) Hunt of Sioux City, Iowa; five great nieces and nephews; nine great great nieces and nephews; eight great great great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Clara Miller of Winnebago.